All in Pieces

Suzanne Young
From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes a heartrending new novel about a girl struggling to deal with anger issues while taking care of her younger brother with special needs. “Anger-management issues.” That’s how they classified Savannah Sutton after she stuck a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked her little brother, Evan, for being disabled. That’s why they sent her to Brooks Academy—an alternative high school that’s used as a temporary detention center. The days at Brooks are miserable, but at home, life is far more bleak. Savvy’s struggling to take care of her brother since her mom left years ago, and her alcoholic dad can’t be bothered. Life with Evan is a constant challenge, but he’s also the most important person in the world to Savvy. Then there’s Cameron, a new student at Brooks with issues of his own; a guy from a perfect family that Savvy thought only existed on TV. Cameron seems determined to break through every one of the walls Savvy’s built around herself, except if she lets herself trust him, it could make everything she’s worked so hard for fall apart in an instant. And with her aunt seeking custody of her brother and her ex-boyfriend seeking revenge, Savvy’s fighting to hold all the pieces together. But she’s not sure how much tighter she can be pulled before she breaks completely.

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Reviewed: 2020-12-01

Savannah’s ex-boyfriend had made fun of her disabled younger brother Evan who is her entire world. So after stabbing the ex in the hand with a pencil, Savvy landed herself a seat at Brooks Academy, an alternative high school for students expelled from their other schools. After her mom left, Savvy had to take care of Evan all while dealing with their alcoholic father. Retha and Travis, Savvy’s only friends, are all that’s holding her together until the picture-perfect boy, Cameron, attempts to glue back all of the shattered pieces that are her life. Will Savvy lose custody of her brother for her anger management issues? Will Cameron make her feel like she has a normal life again? This gloomy,yet hysterical, story by Suzanne Young told in first person viewpoint will surely keep the reader turning the pages. Young does a really fine job at creating Savvy’s character to be stubborn and witty, yet sarcastic and humorous. This story gives worthy insight into the life of someone from a rough upbringing andt will connect the reader to the characters to feel for them and keep them on their toes.

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